Wendy Hamilton Antiques

 Folkart Ice Fishing Decoy Killer Whale

$355CAD

hammiWendy Hamilton Antiques is located in Collingwood, Ontario

Folk Art DFD (Duluth Fish Decoys) Ice Fishing Spearing  Decoy Lure Killer Whale Shamu

DFD decoys have ended up in The American Museum of Folk Art, on a limited edition print, in a governor’s mansion, in Hollywood actors' homes, in fishing decoy books, with interior designers, in art galleries, on a DVD, and in a coffee table book devoted entirely to DFD

DFD spearing decoys are hand-crafted.  As with all folk art there’s no two alike.  It has glass eyes and is hand painted with a brush. The lead belly weight is stamped DFD.  They all function as working decoys – though most people prefer to set them on the mantle.

Signed on the underside on the lead weight "DFD". Possibly mid 20th century but no dates found.

Approximate Dimensions: Length 8", Width 2 1/2" Height to top fin 3".

Condition: As found, no damage or repairs or repaint evident.